laff

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

laff ‎(plural laffs)

  1. (chiefly humorous or for children) Alternative spelling of laugh

VerbEdit

laff ‎(third-person singular simple present laffs, present participle laffing, simple past and past participle laffed)

  1. (chiefly humorous or for children) Alternative spelling of laugh

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German, in which it is either inherited from Middle Low German (seemingly not attested), or borrowed from Middle Dutch laf (early 15th century). Compare modern Dutch laf ‎(cowardly). Related with German labberig ‎(slack; not crisp).

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AdjectiveEdit

laff ‎(comparative laffer, superlative laffsten)

  1. (regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) lethargic; weak; slack
  2. (regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) tasteless

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